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Being a high-profile public figure doesn't mean that DUI charges won't be used if police suspect a driver is under the influence. Just ask Shiloh Keo, safety for the Denver Broncos, who was recently arrested for an alleged DUI in Idaho.

Keo picked up his first Super Bowl title when he helped the Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Though he was a reserve safety who backed up T.J. Ward and Darian Stewart, he saw significant playing time in the playoffs due to injuries, even recovering the onside kick to seal the win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, sending the Broncos to the Super Bowl.

An Early Morning Arrest

The arrest was made just after 2:15 in the morning, on Saturday, Feb. 13. The 28-year-old football player was brought to the Ada County jail where he was booked. Though Keo played in Denver this year, he's from Idaho, and he'd recently announced that he was heading home since the football season is over.

The arrest could even end up having bigger ramifications for Keo than just the legal side of things, as the NFL uses a strict personal conduct policy. Though nothing has officially been done yet, it's possible that the league could suspend or fine him for his actions, regardless of the results of his court case. At this time, it's also unknown if the Broncos will decide to keep Keo on the team or if they'll part ways with him in the offseason.

Protecting Your Career

As this case shows, a DUI arrest could have a huge impact on your life, even beyond fines and jail time, as it could cause you to lose your job, depending on your company's policies and where you work. As such, it's incredibly important to know about all of your legal defense options after being booked on a suspected DUI. Be sure you know what type of proof the officers need to convict you of a DUI, how a mobile breath test device must be calibrated and used, what probable cause officers need to pull you over in the first place, and the like.

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